My mother-in-law was making a Ham for Thanksgiving dinner this year and asked if I had a good glaze recipe I could share with her. I typically make my Pineapple Sauce for the ham but this year we are going to try this Brown Sugar Glaze for Ham.
Now there is nothing wrong with the glaze that usually comes with store-bought ham but it's nice when you can make your own glaze and tweak it to your liking.
This brown sugar glaze recipe is good for a ham up to 10 lbs so you should adjust the recipe accordingly.
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📋 What Ingredients do I need
You will need the following ingredients to make this brown sugar glaze for your ham: Unsalted Butter, Light Brown Sugar, Honey, Dijon Mustard, Ground Cinnamon, Ground Cloves and Garlic Cloves.
🥣 How do I Make Brown Sugar Glaze for Ham
In a saucepan, heat the butter over medium heat until golden brown.
Add the brown sugar, honey, mustard, cinnamon and cloves, stirring until the brown sugar has completely dissolved.
Reduce heat to low and add in the garlic. Cook for a minute or two until the glaze begins to simmer.
Remove from heat and let cool to lukewarm. The glaze should be the consistency of honey at this point.
🍖 How do I bake Ham
Put ½ cup of water in the bottom of a baking dish. Brush ⅓ cup of the glaze on the ham. Cover ham in heavy-duty foil and bake. Halfway through the baking process, brush another ⅓ cup on the ham and continue to bake.
Several factors come into play when determining how long to bake your ham. For a fully cooked ham, you will want to bake it at 350°F for 10 minutes per pound. To be safe, you should always defer to the directions on the package.
Your ham will be ready when the internal temperature reaches 140°F to 145°F.
🍳 Recipe Card
Brown Sugar Glaze for Ham
- ½ Cup Unsalted Butter
- 1 Cup Light Brown Sugar
- ½ Cup Honey
- 2 Tbsp Dijon Mustard
- ¼ Tsp Ground Cinnamon
- ¼ Tsp Ground Cloves
- 4 Garlic Cloves, minced
- In a saucepan, heat the butter over medium heat until golden brown.
- Add the brown sugar, honey, mustard, cinnamon and cloves, stirring until the brown sugar has completely dissolved.
- Reduce heat to low and add in the garlic. Cook for a minute or two until the glaze begins to simmer.
- Remove from heat and let cool to lukewarm. The glaze should be the consistency of honey at this point.
- Brush glaze on ham and bake until the internal temperature of the ham reaches 145°F.
Any nutritional information provided on this site is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.